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New BEC Board Members announced

In keeping with George Stuart's vision and with many exciting activities under way, the BEC board has been expanded to include those who study Ancient America from many backgrounds and disciplines. Read more about their backgrounds here.

  • David Stuart (President)
  • Ann Stuart (Treasurer)
  • Jeff Splitstoser (Vice President)
  • Heather Hurst (Board)
  • Gabrielle Vail (Board)
  • Mat Saunders (Board)
  • Chris Calvert (Board)
  • John Daigle (Board)

Latest News

New Scholar-in-Residence at Boundary End Center

News from BEC Archivist, Dylan Clark: This summer George Scheer, director of the Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC is in residence at Boundary End Center until mid-August, writing a draft of his dissertation in the library. The BEC library, was founded by renowned Maya and Ancient American archaeologist, George Stuart.  George Scheer has also been kind enough to share some of his experience and insights with us about developing a residency program in a non-profit setting. He has also provided constructive

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Pre-Columbian libraries arrive at Boundary End Center!

Hundreds of volumes from the rich archives of the Pre-Columbian Society of Washington D.C. and the Conklin Library are now on the shelves of the Boundary End Center / Ancient America libraries. This generous donation came by way of BEC board vice president, Jeff Splitstoser. That’s Jack Marshall loading the truck in Silver Springs along with great volunteers unloading hundreds of boxes upon arrival in Barnardsville. BEC board member, Chris Calvert is shown shelving volumes as well as enjoying the

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Pre-Columbian Heritage of the National Park System Symposium

The Pre-Columbian Society of Washington D.C. announces its 2017 symposium, “The Pre-Columbian Heritage of the National Park System” will be Saturday, September 16, at the U.S. Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C.  Learn more about the extraordinary and diverse pre-Columbian sites within our own borders. Details are on the PCSWDC website.

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Dylan Clark joins BEC as resident archivist

Dylan Clark is an anthropological archaeologist who studies the indigenous cultures and social history of Mexico and Central America. As the new resident archivist, Dylan is inventorying and curating the BEC’s numerous archaeological and ethnographic objects (e.g., textiles, ceramics, photos, transparency slides, documents, etc.), He received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from Harvard University where his dissertation research focused on the ancient Maya culture, specifically the coastal Maya who built port communities along the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea from as

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Asheville Sister Cities to Meet at Boundary End Center June 16, 2017

We are pleased to host Asheville Sister Cities, June 16.  Asheville Sister Cities promotes international awareness and maintain relations, including with San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico and Valladolid, Mexico. Join us for conversation about the History of the Collection and the Boundary End Center with BEC’s Dylan Clark and Ann Stuart. $5 donation (half goes to the Wheelchair Project and half to the Boundary End Fundraiser) Please bring a dish for a Potluck Dinner! Drinks will be provided If

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